Although we weren't initially thrilled with the look of the Keen Whisper, we loved its comfort and versatility. This model has a narrower fit than the Keen Newport (our Top Pick for Adventure Travel) but the same close-toed construction. It has more protection than any of our open-toed models but a flatter feel in the footbed than the Newport. We liked using the Whisper for hanging out at camp or around the house, and found it surprisingly easy to slip on and off. Unfortunately, the extra stretchy mesh webbing of the Whisper allowed the heel to creep off the end of the shoe, so we wouldn't recommend this model for regular steep terrain or long hikes.
Not convinced you want the added foot protection of a close-toed model? The Teva Tirra provides just as much comfort as the Whisper but dries in a fraction of the time. It's also much better on steep terrain.